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New York Woman will sue MTA after A Train derailment.

NYC Train Derailment: A Daily News Exclusive shares the story of Ashleigh Hertzig, a woman who is legally blind and suffering injuries from the recent A train derailment. Hertzig, 25, is a graduate student at NYU. When the A train first started to shake, Hertzig thought everything would be okay. But, when the train lurched […]


New Jersey Transit Derailment

New Jersey Transit Derailment: On the evening of July 6th, yet another train in NYC derailed. This time an NJ transit train headed towards Pennsylvania Station carrying nearly 150 passengers. This is the third derailment at Penn Station in the past three months. Passengers reported that the train rocked and then came to a sudden […]


Goidel and Siegel litigates for Medero

Trip and Fall Accident: Goidel and Siegel is currently in litigation for their client Mr. Medero. Medero tripped and fell over an unsecured rain mat in the lobby of a midtown building. Medero tore ligaments in both knees and left hand necessitating a double knee replacement and hand surgery. The case is being argued in […]


New York Subway Derailment

On June 27, a southbound A train derailed as it entered the 125th Street station. Reports say that the train scraped the tunnel walls and came to a startling stop, rattling passengers. Though the power and air conditioning was off, leaving less than comfortable conditions, Conductor Christopher Miller reported that his priority was making sure […]


Harris V ABP Corporation

Au Bon Pain Case Settlement: Goidel and Siegel has just settled the case of Harris V ABP Corporation. In 2013, Harris entered a NYC location of Au Bon Pain and proceeded to order a hot tea. Upon receiving the cup, the lid disengaged, splashing Harris with the cup’s contents. The water used for the tea […]


The Takata Airbag Recall

Takata Airbag Recall: The Japanese Airbag Manufacturing company known as Takata will file for bankruptcy after their exploding airbags leave over 100 injured and at least 17 dead around the world. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 24 million US vehicles contain these potentially lethal inflators but less than 8 million have […]


Home Depot accidentally sells recalled items

Home Depot has been continuing to sell numerous items despite the fact that they have been recalled. There are still 28 products that are still being sold by the nationwide chain, despite the fact that U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has officially recalled these items. Over 2,000 products were sold since the recall, between […]


Troubling questions raised over GM’s recall of thousands of previously recalled vehicles

In recent years, the U.S. automaker General Motors has come under fire for its handling of numerous safety recalls. Most notably was the 2014 massive recall of nearly 40 million GM vehicles after it was discovered that they contained a faulty ignition switch which was prone to slip out of the running position, thereby cutting […]


Taking legal action in the wake of a motor vehicle accident

Anyone who has ever driven or been a passenger in a motor vehicle in New York City can attest to the chaotic and downright dangerous conditions of our city’s streets. While, with the Vision Zero plan, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has focused efforts on improving the safety of New York City’s streets and preventing […]


Sports Injury Restrictions

Participating in school sports and activities can be a great opportunity to start off the school year. Hundreds of thousands of children across the country participate in school activities, but most of these activities can cause accidents and injuries. The two most common sports that are prone to accidents and injuries are American Football and Cheerleading. Both […]


3 Most Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, but injuries/accidents can be avoided. Workers should stress safety in the workplace to avoid construction related injuries and accidents. Here are 3 of the most common construction site injuries that can be avoided: Burns Burns are one of the most common construction site injuries. Fires and […]


Clean Up!

Momentary lapses of inattention, thinking about a personal problem or a distraction, can end in a slip, trip or fall. Slips, trips, and falls are three of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. There has been a result of 8.9 million emergency room visits and almost 20,000 fatalities annually due to […]


3 Most Common Motorcycle Injuries

Riding a motorcycle is a very challenging activity that takes practice, patience on the road, full attention, and often can result in injuries. There are many injuries that result from a motorcycle accident that are hard to avoid but there are a few injuries that a motorcyclist can avoid. Head and Neck Injuries: The most […]


Bike Accidents Caused by Motor Vehicles

Bicycling is a healthful, inherently safe activity for tens of millions of people. However, with more than 700 bicycle accident fatalities annually, there is an obvious risk to bike riding. The number of estimated bicyclist injuries climbed to 50,000 in 2014, up from 48,000 in 2013. The six most frequent sources of bike injuries are, […]


Construction Accidents on the Rise

There have been a number of construction accidents this year following 2015. There were 433 accidents in 2015 compared to 231 in 2014, according to the city’s Department of Buildings. Just last week, a part of a crane from a nearby construction site, hit the 3 World Trade Center. The weighted ball part of the […]


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